Nominations open for 2015 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

16:09 PM (4 Hours ago) Awards
Nominations have opened for the ninth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards which were initiated by the South African Institute for Advancement to acknowledge, celebrate and honour those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in South Africa.

Tsebo's Drake & Scull appoints Barry Doran as group financial director

16:02 PM (4 Hours ago) People on the Move
Tsebo’s Drake & Scull has appointed Barry Doran as the company’s financial director as the group continues its expansion drive across the African continent.

Next Diary of a Wimpy Kid instalment announced

15:50 PM (4 Hours ago) New on the Shelf
Book 10, the brand new title in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by bestselling author Jeff Kinney, will go on sale in November 2015. As one of the most anticipated books of the year, fans worldwide will herald its arrival.

Lessons in localisation: how a global quick service restaurant does it right

15:28 PM (4 Hours ago) Opinion

Not too long ago, US pizza chain Domino’s Pizza established a South African presence. So says Ian Henderson, CTO of Rubric language services.

12 Common car sounds and what they mean

15:01 PM (5 Hours ago) Opinion
You heard it. Somewhere on route to your Easter holiday destination, between the gurgle of rumbling stomachs and the 100th ‘Are we there yet?’… you heard it. Your car made a noise. So says Elmarie Twilley, spokesperson of Afrikaans insurance company, Virseker.

Social media can cause higher levels of stress in women, says 1st for Women Insurance

14:37 PM (5 Hours ago) Opinion
If your news feed is making you feel anxious, guilty, envious or stressed-out, you’re not alone. A recent survey by Pew Research Center study calls it “the cost of caring” and reported that stress is contagious via social media, especially for women. So says Robyn Farrell, executive head of 1st for Women Insurance.

Goldfish to play one more Submerged Sundays concert before travelling to Europe

14:25 PM (5 Hours ago) Entertainment
Shimmy Beach Club, South Africa's premier beach club and restaurant, is pleased to announce that Goldfish will perform one last ‘Submerged Sundays’ concert before the famous duo jet off to Europe for their summer season lineup.

SOS Children’s Village gives underprivileged children much-needed hope

13:55 PM (6 Hours ago) Publicity News
One of the ailing struggles of many underprivileged children across South Africa is their lack of access to food and good nourishment. And, for most of them, it leaves them with little hope to get by.

Playgroups as a non-centre based Early Childhood Development Programme

13:44 PM (6 Hours ago) Publicity News
Non-centre based Early Childhood development (ECD) initiatives such as playgroups have gone a long way to give children access to early learning stimulation that they would otherwise not have had because of various barriers.

VIDI viewers receive subsidised viewing via tunneling

13:38 PM (6 Hours ago) Marketing News
Premier Video-on-Demand (VOD) service VIDI has subsidised over 60% of its customers' viewing data since its commercial launch in September 2014. The impressive percentage refers to the data that fixed line ADSL broadband viewers have used watching VIDI's unscheduled programming via streaming Internet.

How to Spell G-O-L-D in Public Relations

13:14 PM (6 Hours ago) Opinion
At the 2015 PRISM Awards for PR Excellence, marcusbrewster’s campaign for Robertsons #SkyDine was awarded the Gold in the category: Practices – Best use of an event to build/change reputation. So says marcusbrewster’s chairperson, Marcus Brewster.

TBWA\Digital Arts Network to lead agency’s African ‘Digital Revolution’

13:06 PM (7 Hours ago) Advertising News
To proactively stay in tune with the diverse digital demands of South African and African-based clients and consumers, TBWA\ launched its Digital Arts Network (DAN) in Africa on Thursday, 23 April.

50/50 explores the sport of shark fishing

12:46 PM (7 Hours ago) Media News

On Sunday, 3 May, at 17:30, episode 24 of season 5 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode takes a look at the sport of shark fishing, visits rhinos who were saved after having their horns hacked off, investigates different cranes and has some fun with young animals.

Sunnyside Park Hotel to host Africa’s first-ever Live Event Technical & Production Conference

12:35 PM (7 Hours ago) Publicity News
The country’s leading live event technical and production training organisation, the South African Roadies Association (SARA) will be hosting Africa’s first-ever Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2015) from Wednesday, 13 to Saturday, 16 May at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Lebogang Mogashoa returns to Alexander Upstairs with When We Were Nearly Young

11:56 AM (8 Hours ago) Entertainment
Lebogang Mogashoa returns to Alexander Upstairs to tell us his hilarious stories. He survived North Korean bomb threats. He’s the one to call when you need help recovering from secret jaw-shaving cosmetic surgery.

Now you can support Nepal’s earthquake survivors through Facebook

11:43 AM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
People are coming together to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and impacted the populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Starting on Tuesday, 28 April, people on Facebook will see a message at the top of their News Feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps.

Read Educational Trust Readathon library 'popped up' on World Book Day

11:37 AM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
Read Educational Trust remains committed to promoting South Africa’s most urgent need: literacy. And today being literate is the ultimate ‘cool’.

TripCase app puts the traveller first

11:27 AM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News
Technology has irrevocably altered the way we conduct our lives – from the way we shop, carry out our daily work and chores, to the way in which we conduct our personal relationships. Not surprisingly, it has also transformed the way in which we travel – both locally and internationally, on the ground or by air.

South African Breastmilk Reserve celebrates International Day of the Midwife

11:21 AM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
The South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) honours midwives for the critical role they play in facilitating a healthy start to life for babies and a positive birth experience for mothers this International Day of the Midwife, celebrated globally on Tuesday, 5 May.

The funny thing about Trevor Noah

11:10 AM (9 Hours ago) Opinion
For the world, which in The Daily Show terms is mostly America, it felt like a grand entrance out of obscurity. It might even have been a joke in itself. Trevor who? So asks Chris Primos from Blast Brand Catalysts.

Gangs of Ballet to perform special Mother's Day concert in Durban

10:55 AM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment
After selling out their Old Mutual Music on the Lake gig last year, Gangs of Ballet are returning to the Durban Botanic Gardens for a special Mother’s Day picnic concert on Sunday, 10 May 2015.

Cast for A Spartacus of Africa ballet is unveiled

10:29 AM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment

A Spartacus of Africa is gearing up to treat audiences to the world premiere of this magnificent large-scale ballet. Veronica Paeper, South Africa’s acclaimed choreographer, has cast the lead roles with three international dancers.

Visually impaired learners spend a day at uShaka Marine World

10:14 AM (9 Hours ago) Publicity News

uShaka Marine World staff recently hosted 14 visually impaired learners from Open Air School for a morning of marine exploration.

 

PR? There’s an app for that

10:02 AM (10 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

In today’s tech-centric world, there is literally an app for everything. But have you ever thought about using apps to enhance your PR activities?

SMME’s invited to attend the inaugural SMME Opportunity Roadshow in May

9:57 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) are invited to attend the first SMME Opportunity Roadshow taking place free of charge on Wednesday, 6 May at Emperors Palace. The roadshow will then continue around the country.

 

Hero Film offers SA’s first look into virtual reality

9:42 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News

Cape Town-based Hero Film have created and showcased three ground-breaking “full immersion” virtual reality videos using live action footage at the recent Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo. This video technology is a first for South Africa. 

Collect-a-Can helps realise recycling dreams

9:28 AM (10 Hours ago) Publicity News

Small efforts to recycle boxes and paper in 1997 has transformed Bisant Matsi’s life. With the help of Collect-a-Can, he has gone from waste collector to a prominent and successful recycling business owner in Burgersfort, Mpumalanga, inspiring his local community by showing them the value that exists in waste.

ELLE Decoration joins Adams & Adams for the 2015 SOLVE Competition

9:25 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
ELLE Decoration magazine, in association with law firm Adams & Adams, has launched the ultimate search for new creative talent in South Africa - the 2015 SOLVE Competition.

Roman’s Pizza store count to double

9:14 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News

Roman’s Pizza is set to double its store count over the next five years. John Nicolakakis, CEO of Roman’s Pizza, believes that a commitment to quality and striving to continuously improve are key to developing the Roman’s Pizza brand across Africa.

Wellness Wagon helps children in rural communities

8:40 AM (11 Hours ago) Publicity News

Starfish Greathearts Foundation, a Newsclip pro bono client, have launched the Wellness Wagon, a mobile clinic which aims to strengthen access to healthcare services for children in rural communities.

Destiny’s May edition focuses on the women leading the Africa rising narrative

8:31 AM (11 Hours ago) Media News
There is power in moving forward, regardless of the challenges. Africans continue to prove the naysayers wrong by being examples of the African proverb ‘If you want to walk fast, walk alone, if you want to walk far, walk together’.

Bongi and Khali evicted from the Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble house

8:31 AM (11 Hours ago) Media News
On Sunday, 26 April, viewers tuned into the live Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble show, which airs at 20:00 on Sundays on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, only to see Cape Town couple Bongi and Khali evicted from the show, after spending 35 days in the game, which included them both celebrating their birthdays in Biggie’s house.

Simon Bestbier named as the new CEO of Realmdigital

8:00 AM (12 Hours ago) People on the Move
The strengths of Realmdigital are born from its incredible journey of 16 years, and this next one will only strengthen it further as Simon Bestbier steps into the CEO position. Bestbier has been with Realmdigital for 10 years and has lead and grown the company in a managerial position.

The quiet in the storm, digital

7:42 AM (12 Hours ago) Opinion
Marketing is not about the product or service being sold to consumers. It is about sharing the right story. With so many stories out there, the marketing noise can be deafening, especially within the easily accessible digital space. So says Marion Marais, digital communications manager at Boomtown.

Digital advertising insights into investment and savings growth

7:26 AM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News
The IAB South Africa and Effective Measure conducted a reader survey in late 2014 into online behavior related to investment and savings. In an effort to gain a more in-depth understanding of this market, The SpaceStation explored the investments and savings market further by incorporating other external research including AMPS data.

Leading African female musicians join ONE to record song for gender equality and end to extreme poverty

7:17 AM (12 Hours ago) Publicity News
The ONE Campaign is bringing together leading female African musicians to record a song calling for world leaders to put women’s empowerment at the heart of the new Sustainable Global Goals, in order to put the world on track to end extreme poverty.

May issue of Destiny Man celebrates Africa

6:58 AM (13 Hours ago) Media News
In May, Destiny Man celebrates Africa with the Africa Issue and it goes without saying that Africa’s wealth lies in it’s proverbial wisdom. The Somali proverb, “Wisdom does not come overnight” and the Kenyan proverb “He who refuses to obey cannot command” aptly describe the journey of Ian Noir, CEO of Woolworths.

Latest edition of Radio Spookasem features Nik Rabinowitz, Dartz! and The Ballistic

15:56 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Radio Spookasem, Cape Town's premier rock and indie podcast, is proud to unveil their latest show, Edition 4 of season 2.

Vuzu AMP announces auditions for The Hustle talent show

15:45 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
The Hustle is Vuzu AMP's new talent show that will shine the spotlight on the hottest, cutting-edge yet undiscovered rappers from all over South Africa.

More room for parents at The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

14:27 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, a Newsclip pro bono client, launched an upgraded and expanded accommodation facility on Thursday, 23 April. The Cape Town-based facility caters for parents from the rest of South Africa and the continent who need to keep a 24/7 vigil over a sick or injured child.

50/50 revisits rescued German circus lionesses

11:05 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 26 April, at 17:30, episode 23 of season 5 of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This episode revisits the lionesses rescued form a German circus, investigates what is being done to curb the decline of African penguins, features a flash flood survivor and investigates what is done with orphaned rhino calves.

Mauro Black joins Provantage Media Group

10:37 AM (4 Days ago) People on the Move
Sales and marketing doyen Mauro Black has joined leading out of home company Provantage Media Group as general sales manager: Media. Prior to joining Provantage Media Group, Black worked at Times Media where he built his career and accumulated a wealth of experience.

LEGO invites Gauteng Schools to a challenge

10:26 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The popular LEGO art exhibition, The Art of the Brick, and Metro Evangelical Services (MES) recently launched an interactive challenge for Gauteng-based schools. The winning school will win cash and The School with the Biggest Heart title.

 

Port2Port revolutionises the South African wine industry

10:09 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
South Africa’s first, bespoke online wine retailer, Port2Port, was launched into the “vinosphere” recently, providing wine enthusiasts with access to a carefully curated and accessible catalogue of distinctive, limited-edition South African and internationally-acclaimed wines, at the click of a button.

The Westbury Youth Centre gets a much-needed revamp

9:52 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Situated in the colourful suburb of Westbury Johannesburg, the Westbury Youth Centre was officially handed over to the community on Wednesday, 22 April.

Wola Nani charity book sale to pop up at Gardens Centre

9:41 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The Wola Nani book sale returns to Gardens Centre, Cape Town from Monday, 27 April. The NGO’s pop-up fundraiser will run for nine days until Tuesday, 5 May.

New Debonairs advert tracks well

9:26 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News

Debonairs Pizza’s new promotion from FCB Joburg titled ‘On the Double’ has tracked well, encouraging South Africans to satisfy their pizza cravings.

Die Dagbreek Trust announced as Platinum sponsor of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

9:16 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
“We have to be pro-active to take Afrikaans forward. To support the Pendoring Advertising Awards as a Platinum sponsor is part of the plan,” says Dr Theuns Eloff, chairperson of Die Dagbreek Trust.

Africans urged to say Goodbye Malaria

8:36 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

A child dies every 60 seconds from malaria. But Goodbye Malaria, an initiative by African entrepreneurs, believes this disease could be eliminated in our lifetime. Malaria Day falls on Saturday, 25 April and Goodbye Malaria is encouraging Africans to spread awareness and support their cause.

Heavy Chef to launch its first Quarterly Review magazine in May

8:27 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
On Wednesday, 6 May at Microsoft in Johannesburg, Heavy Chef will host an event focused on Digital Strategy, headlined by a digital power duo. Arthur Goldstuck, South Africa's foremost authority on the digital market and technological trends will be joined by Chris Rawlinson, creative powerhouse and head of group digital innovations at Ogilvy SA. 
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